Lawyer Nelson Havi wins LSK elections to become new president

Lawyer Nelson Havi is the new president of the Law Society of Kenya.

Provisionary results show that Havi clinched the position following countrywide elections. 

He will replace outgoing president Allen Gichuhi and serve a two-year term from 2020 to 2022.

The race attracted four candidates, two men and two women among them Nelson Havi (pictured), Maria Mbeneka, Charles Kanjama and Harriette Chiggai.

In a tweet, his competitor Charles Kanjama conceded defeat, congratulating him for a well-run race.

Candidate Maria Mbeneka has also conceded defeat. 

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During the campaign period, Havi rode on the narrative to wake up the sleeping giant and return LSK to its glory days of fiery advocacy under the likes of Paul Muite and Willy Mutunga.

Below, a list of LSK Presidents since the 1950’s. 

LSK PRESIDENT

YEAR

Humphrey Slade

1949-1950

N.S. Mangat Q.C.

1950-1951

L. Kaplan

1951-1952

J. Sorabjee, Q.C.

1952-1953

C.F. Schermburucker

1953-1954

J.M. Nazareth, Q.C.

1954-1955

Ivor Lean, Q.C.

1955-1956

Justice Madan, Q.C.

1956-1957

J.A. Mackie-Robertson, Q.C.

1957-1958

Justice Chanan Singh

1958-1959

J.O. O’Brien Kelly

1959-1960

Justice Madan

1960-1961

A.E. Hunter

1961-1962

Satish Gautama

1962-1963

Justice Harris

1963-1964

B.T. Modi

1964-1965

S.M.C. Thomson

1965-1966

G.S. Sandhu

1966-1967

K.B. Keith

1967-1968

E.P. Nowrojee

1968-1969

P. Le Pelley

1969-1970

S.N. Waruhiu

1970-1972

M.Z.A. Malik

1972-1973

J.A. Couldrey                               

1973-1974

Ramnik Shah

1974-1975

S. Sangale

1975-1976

P.J. Ransley

1976-1977

K.C. Gautama

1977-1979

S. Amos Wako

1979-1981

Lee Muthoga

1981-1982

Mutula Kilonzo

1982-1984

G.B.M. Kariuki

1984-1986

Joe Okwach

1986-1988

Fred Ojiambo

1988-1990

Paul Muite

1991-1993

F.W. Kagwe (Ag)

1992-1993

Willy Mutunga

1993-1995

Paul Wamae

1995-1997

Nzamba Kitonga

1997-1999

Gibson Kamau Kuria

1999-2001

Raychelle Omamo

2001- 2003

Ahmednasir M Abdullahi

2003-2005

Tom Adhiambo Ojienda

2005-2007

Okong'o Omogeni

2007-2010

Kenneth W. Akide

2010-2012

Eric Kyalo Mutua

2012-2016

Isaac E.N Okero

2016-2018

Allen Gichuhi

2018-2020

Nelson Havi

2020- 2022

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